Withers v General Theatre Corporation Ltd: CA 1933

An artist was engaged to appear at the London Palladium. The defendant, in breach of contract, refused to allow him to perform.
Held: the plaintiff was entitled to damages for the loss of reputation which he would have acquired if the defendant had not committed the breach of contract. But the Court held that the plaintiff was not entitled as a matter of law to damages to his existing reputation.
Scrutton LJ, Greer LJ, and Romer LJ
[1933] 2 KB 536
England and Wales
Cited by:
CitedMalik v Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI); Mahmud v Bank of Credit and Commerce International HL 12-Jun-1997
Allowance of Stigma Damages
The employees claimed damages, saying that the way in which their employer had behaved during their employment had led to continuing losses, ‘stigma damages’ after the termination.
Held: It is an implied term of any contract of employment that . .

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